UPDATE 1/27 at 10:15 AM ET: LifeNews has learned that President Trump will not be calling in to the March for Life. Vice President Mike Pence and Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway are still speaking at the event. Trump will send prepared remarks to be read at the March for Life rally.
President Donald Trump will speak today to pro-life Advocates at the March for Life. As many as 600,000 people are scheduled to attend the annual event.
President Trump will make a phone call to pro-life marchers who are gathering to speak up for unborn children. He is keeping a tradition alive that’s seen previous presidents taking a pro-life position making similar phone calls to encourage pro-life advocates to continue fighting against abortion.
A White House reporter and the pro-life organization Susan B Anthony list both tweeted late Thursday night that Trump would make the phone call to pro-life advocates.
Pres Trump will call-in remarks of support to the March for Life on Friday. VP Pence will address the anti-abortion rally in person.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 27, 2017
— Susan B Anthony List (@SBAList) January 27, 2017
Meanwhile pro-life vice-president Mike Pence will appear at the March for Life in person to give his address as well top Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway.
President Trump’s remarks will follow two occasions on which Trump criticized the mainstream media for his lack of coverage of the pro-life event despite over half a million people attending.
Wednesday night was a major first for Donald Trump as ABC aired his very first interview as the president of the United States. The interview questions ranged from immigration policy to what carpet he chose for the Oval Office (Ronald Reagan’s), but things got awkward for interviewer David Muir when he tried to stick Trump with questions about the Women’s March on Saturday, “Let me just ask you while we’re standing outside, could you hear the voices from the Women’s March here in Washington.”
“No, I couldn’t hear them. The crowds were large, but you will have a large crowd on Friday, too, which is mostly pro-life people,” Trump informed Muir before hammering him for the media’s long history of blatantly ignoring the annual March for Life in Washington, DC:
You’re going to have a lot of people coming on Friday. And I will say this, and I didn’t realize this. But I was told. You will have a very large crowd of people. I don’t know as large or larger. Some people said it will be larger. Pro-life people and they say the press doesn’t cover them.
Muir was caught completely off guard and was left stuttering by the turn of events. “I don’t want to compare crowd sizes again. I – I—I,” he said, trying to scramble away from the issue of liberal media bias against conservatives.
Then on Thursday, Trump bashed the media bias again when it comes to covering the March for Life.
“You know, the press never gives them the credit that they deserve. They’ll have three hundred, four hundred, five hundred, six hundred thousand people, you won’t even read about it,” he said.
Then President Trump referred to how pro-life Vice President Mike Pence will address the gathering.
“And by the way, on Friday, a lot of people are going to be showing up to Washington, right Mike?” Trump said. “A lot of people.”
“When other people show up, you read big-time about it, right?” Trump asked the crowd, referring to the pro-abortion Women’s March
“So it’s not fair,” Trump added. “But nothing fair about the media. Nothing.”